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Digital Media Designer

Reading, PA Campus, 1621 N 13th St, Reading, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #373
Thursday, July 8, 2021
About Albright College
Founded in 1856, Albright College is the oldest institution of higher learning in Berks County and one of the most economically and culturally diverse colleges in the country. Nationally ranked as a top performer for social mobility, Albright is home to about 1,600 residential undergraduate students from across the nation and around the globe, working together to cultivate integrity, curiosity, connection and resilience. Albright students are encouraged to cross or combine majors to create individualized academic programs, without taking longer to graduate. The college’s flexible curriculum, close faculty mentorship and numerous experiential learning options are all designed to help students exceed their own expectations.

At Albright, we believe our differences make us stronger and empower us to better understand and respect one another in a just and fair manner. With this in mind, the college recruits, houses, educates, employs, supports and generally celebrates people of all statuses, identities and backgrounds, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, religious or spiritual identity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, marital and parental status, veteran status, political affiliation and physical and mental ability. Albright College is an EEO employer, actively committed to inclusivity. In pursuit of that, we actively encourage diversity in all dimensions among applicants for this position. Read the college’s Inclusivity and Equity Statement online and learn more our demonstrated commitment to building an inclusive and equitable academic community.

Albright College is seeking applications for a Digital Media Designer. The digital media designer is responsible for strengthening Albright’s brand and digital presence through the creation of online media including video, photography, animated graphics and digital design, and the archiving of these assets, in support of Albright’s web, digital communications, and social media. The digital media designer is also responsible for scheduling and mentoring student photographers and videographers as needed. The digital media designer reports directly to the creative director, and works in cooperation with the web developer to achieve online strategies. As a member of the Communications team, the digital media designer will collaborate with the web developer, creative director and director of communications to create and implement Albright’s brand strategy initiatives, to mindfully represent Albright’s diverse community of learners in all forms of communication, and to strengthen the college’s online presence.



Essential Job Functions:

1.Responsible for the creation and archiving of video assets and photography to promote and market the college; design of college digital media including html emails, online communications, videography, animated graphics, and photography to support online digital communications and social media.

2.Participate in project planning with creative director, director of communications and campus partners as necessary. Work with needed vendors to ensure quality, competitive pricing and delivery.

3.Ensure brand consistency in all promotional materials, and advise campus partners in appropriate use of logos, type, etc. to further the college’s marketing objectives.

4.Schedule student photo and video freelancers; work with creative director on photo/video shoots, and mentor student media interns when available.

5.Contribute original material to the photo and video library archives as needed and whenever possible to increase media assets.

6.Participate in campus activities, serve on committees, or perform other administrative duties as needed.

7.Contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with a broad range of cultures and backgrounds.

8.Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications/Prerequisites:

1.COMMUNICATION

a.Must be service oriented and able to effectively and collaboratively work with and communicate on the phone, in person and via email with team members, campus partners, freelancers and students.

2.SKILLS

a.Excellent design abilities

b.Working knowledge of video production and photography, animation and digital production

c.Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite 6, After Effects, Adobe Rush, WordPress, and video and photo archiving software

d.Experience in LightRoom, PremierPro and Media Encoder preferred, but not required.

e.Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PPT, Teams), social media platforms and Hootsuite or comparable social media CMS

f.Ability to manage high volume of simultaneous digital projects

g.Ability to work proactively and collaboratively with partners to create digital assets on time and within budget

h.Ability to work as a collaborative member of the Communications team

i.Ability to effectively work and interact respectfully within a diverse and inclusive environment

j.Demonstrated commitment to building an inclusive and equitable Albright community, as described in Albright College’s Inclusivity and Equity Statement.

3.EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

a.Minimum of five years design experience.

4.EDUCATION

a.Bachelor’s degree in the digital arts or equivalent, or extensive field experience.

5.LICENSES

a.N/A


Review of applications for this position will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete an application by clicking “Apply Now”. Cover letter, a minimum of two professional references and any other supporting application materials can be uploaded in one document along with the resume. Optional documents may be submitted can include: proof of education/certification, licenses, and letters of recommendation. Albright offers a competitive benefits package, which includes tuition remission.


About Reading, Pa.
Ranked a “Best Place to Live” and “Best Place to Retire” by U.S. News & World Report, Reading is a medium-sized city in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Albright College’s 118 acre campus is located in the city’s historic northeast College Heights neighborhood. Catch a concert in Reading’s 9,000 seat Santander Arena or get up close and personal in the historical Santander Performing Arts Center (built in the 1870s — only 20 years after Albright was born!) Start a new art project with materials like hot glass, paint, wood and more at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, enjoy seasonal festivals or take a walk through West Reading’s artisan shops, restaurants and boutiques. See Pennsylvania’s spectacular autumn display from the top of Reading’s Pagoda, a kayak on Blue Marsh Lake, or from a scenic steam train ride. Or leave civilization behind with more than 125 miles of certified biking and hiking trails. The city of Reading is also home to the Philadelphia Flyer’s ECHL ice hockey team and the Philadelphia Phillies’ AA baseball team.

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  • Reading, PA Campus, 1621 N 13th St, Reading, Pennsylvania, United States of America